U.S. At War: To Duty

Ready to be "inducted" this week as flagship of the Coast Guard's Corsair Fleet was the sturdy, full-rigged Gertrude L. Thebaud, most famed of U.S. fishing schooners. Built to sail in weather that would blow the paint off her, the Gertrude L. Thebaud met Nova Scotia's older, bigger Bluenose in three salt-sprayed races, won once, lost twice. In her day she has brought back many a load of cod and halibut. Now, with her white hull painted drab grey, she will patrol the Atlantic Coast listening for lurking subs.

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